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Water Land: Land and Water Forms Around the World

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Water Land: Land and Water Forms Around the World Written and Illustrated by Christy Hale Published in 2018 by Roaring Brook Press ISBN:  978-1-250-15244-2 Grades PK – 6 Book Review Author/illustrator Christy Hale employs geographic terminology and cutouts to offer an inventive exploration of land and water forms in her latest nonfiction picture book. The […]

The Great Trouble: A Mystery of London, the Blue Death, and a Boy Called Eel

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Written by Deborah Hopkinson Published by Alfred A. Knopf Publishers, Random House, 2013 ISBN 978-0-375-84818-6 Grades 4-8 Book Review Historical fiction as a genre can vary greatly. Some novels for children and young adults provide their readers with a window into a particular time and place. Some may include actual events or real people. But […]

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

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The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind Written by William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer, Illustrated by Elizabeth Zunon Published by Dial, 2012 ISBN# 978-0803735118 Book Review By day, fourteen-year old William Kamkwamba toils in the drought-stricken fields of his impoverished Malawian village. At night, however, his mind is filled with wonder about how things work: If […]